The Week: 5th – 11th March

Sunny Autumn Afternoon Tuggeranong Canberra Australia Sonya Heaney 8th March 2018 Blue Sky Sunshine Garden Nature

Blue skies and sunshine for Canberra in autumn.

Another week, another lot of world news on repeat (Russian assassinations, American mass shootings, more political drama). It’s a long weekend here, with summer temperatures in the thirties predicted at least until next weekend. Yesterday was spent at the lake, and at some point this weekend we’re planning to finally get to the Special Forces exhibition at the Australian War Memorial.

At some point I have to get more reading done. I’m so behind with my review books!

My review of Accidental Family (The Bachelors of Aspen Valley) by Lisa Bingham

Accidental Family (The Bachelors of Aspen Valley) by Lisa Bingham

Recommended Winter Sport Read

Treacherous Slopes by Terri Reed

Make A Date With Harlequin: Highlander

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ANU Library Update

Ruined books ANU's Chifley Library Canberra 2018

Happy International Women’s Day!

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Book Dress

Sylvie Facon has created a dress made from the spines of books 😍 Wow

Recommended Winter Sport Read

The Winter Olympics might be finished, but the Paralympics are still to come.

If you’re still looking for a winter sport-themed read, Treacherous Slopes by Terri Reed is about Olympic ski jumping.

It is a Love Inspired Suspense book, which means it is a shortish romantic suspense with a hint of a Christian theme.

I reviewed the book four years ago, when the last Olympics were on. The blurb is beneath the cover.

Treacherous Slopes by Terri Reed

KILLER COMPETITION

A champion ski jumper, Nick Walsh wants one thing: to win the gold for his late brother. Nick has always blamed himself for his family’s tragic loss—and so does everyone else. To complicate things, sweet and shy reporter Julie Frost insists on doing a story about him. But as Nick gets closer to achieving his dream, someone will do anything to stop him. Somehow, Nick must keep Julie from getting too close as they confront a threat that can destroy them both. Julie and Nick are on the verge of discovering the truth about his brother’s death…unless an unknown murderer finds them first.

The Week: 3rd – 9th February

Queanbeyan Canberra Australia border 7th February 2014 Sonya Heaney

No green grass around Canberra these days!

It’s so hot again! Ugh!

The Olympics began and they’re sort of crappy (the script given to journalists for the opening ceremony was downright offensive – going on about how wonderful the USSR was!). Things got worse in Ukraine. We’ve had three family birthdays this week, and twice as many celebrations.

My review of Miss Molly Robbins Designs a Seduction by Jayne Fresina

Miss Molly Robbins Designs a Seduction (Sydney Dovedale, #4) by Jayne Fresina

My review of Treacherous Slopes by Terri Reed

Treacherous Slopes by Terri Reed

My review of Much Ado about Jack by Christy English

Much Ado about Jack by Christy English

My review of Must Love Dukes by Elizabeth Michels

Must Love Dukes by Elizabeth Michels

Treacherous Slopes by Terri Reed

Treacherous Slopes by Terri Reed

KILLER COMPETITION 

A champion ski jumper, Nick Walsh wants one thing: to win the gold for his late brother. Nick has always blamed himself for his family’s tragic loss—and so does everyone else. To complicate things, sweet and shy reporter Julie Frost insists on doing a story about him. But as Nick gets closer to achieving his dream, someone will do anything to stop him. Somehow, Nick must keep Julie from getting too close as they confront a threat that can destroy them both. Julie and Nick are on the verge of discovering the truth about his brother’s death…unless an unknown murderer finds them first.

Treacherous Slopes by Terri Reed

I’m not a reader of Christian fiction, but the cover caught my eye, placed as it was in a sea of covers of embracing couples! And then the blurb – themed just in time for the Winter Olympics – seemed appropriate! Additionally, I love suspense books.

The nicest surprise about this one was that it wasn’t all that ‘Christian’. The few other Christian romances I’ve read have broken off from the story to randomly quote scripture or to push ‘morals’ on the readers, but I thought the religion was handled very subtly here. Sure, you had the occasional mention of the characters’ religious beliefs, but for the most part it was just a regular romantic suspense book.

Though this book is certainly a category romance (i.e. Harlequin/Mills and Boon), and most suspense books I read are not, this was a nice way to pass a couple of hours. Aerial skiing is one of my favourite Winter Olympic sports, so my attention was captured from the outset. It’s also rather nice to read winter stories when it’s summer in the Southern Hemisphere.

If you don’t mind romances with an undercurrent of religion, then you’ll probably enjoy this.

 

Review copy provided by NetGalley.